The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory safeguarding and child protection guidance for schools in England, Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE).1 This guidance replaced KCSIE 20222 when it came into force on 1 September 2023.
The guidance sets out what schools and colleges in England must do to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.
Our briefing sets out changes made to the guidance.
Updates made in 2023 include:
Updates made in 2022 include:
ReferencesDepartment for Education (DfE) (2023) Keeping children safe in education 2023: statutory guidance for schools and colleges (PDF). [London]: DfE.
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